Southern African Center for Cooperation in Agriculrural and Natural Resources Research and Training

Masters programmes under SACCAR

Msc in Agricultural Meteorology
University of Zimbabwe

The Southern African Center for Co-operation in Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Training (SACCAR) invites applications for admission into the Msc degree programme in Agricultural Meteorology at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, for entry in March 1998. The Msc programme lasts for two academic years: the first year is devoted to course work and the second to research and thesis preparation.

Admision Requirments

Admission into the programme normally requires a good honors degree in either an agricultural or biological science, or in a physical science or an appropriate engineering discipline. Professional experience over a number of years following a lower qualification may be judged to provide an equivalent basis for admission.

The Programme

The first semester of course work covers the basics of agricultural systems, crop and animal physiology, soil science, environmental physics and instrumentation, etc. In the second semester the methods of agricultural meteorology are applied to climate-crop interactions and their modeling, water resource assessment and management, agricultural climatology and to meteorological aspects of agricultural hazards. A practical and problem-solving approach is applied throughout.

Method of application

Prospective candidates should write to the address given below for further details. They should include the following details:

  • Personal data (name, address including fax/e-mail, nationality and citizenship, date and place of birth, sex, marital status).
  • Educational background (including details of school-leaving qualifications and transcripts of university degrees/diplomas).
  • Employment record showing work experience, and list of any publications
  • Names of three referees who may be approached to provide references on your academic, professional and personal qualities.
  • A one page, type-written statement of how the Msc training will meet your professional objectives, and also contribute to the development of your country.
  • A letter of support from your current employer, if applicable.
  • Enquiries should be addressed to: The Coordinator, Msc Agricultural Meteorology, Dept of Physics, University of Zimbabwe, P Bag MP 167 Mount Pleasant, Harare, ZIMBABWE. Tel: +263-4-303 211/Fax:: +263-4-333 407

    Or The Director SACCAR, Private Bag 00108, Gaborone, Botswana Tel:+267 328847/8:Fax:+267 328806

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